Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Break -- Library Hours

The hours during Thanksgiving break for the Libraries:

Tuesday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 26: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday, November 27 – Saturday, November 29: CLOSED

Sunday, November 30: 6pm – 12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Tuesday, November 25 and open for regular academic hours, Monday, December 1 at 9:00am.


Congressional Tutorials

"These tutorials show you how to find Congressional materials in the Library and on the Internet." Topics of these Flash videos include finding recent bills (1989-present), hearings, and Congressional debates. Also includes a tutorial on how to contact your Congressional representatives. Note: Includes links to some sites that require a fee to use. From Jesse Silva and Karen Munro, librarians at the University of California, Berkeley. Go here to learn more.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

New Movie Titles - Nov. 21

Here are a few new movie titles added to the collection this past week at Alcuin Library:

All the King’s Men
Fall from Grace
The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Donna Reed Show: Season One
War, Inc.
Freddy vs. Jason
Tropic Thunder
Clear and Present Danger
Patriot Games
Mister Lonely
Encounters at the End of the World
Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season
The Earrings of Madame de…
The Riddle
Scrubs: The Complete Seventh Season
Gypsy Caravan When the Road Bends
a/k/a/ Tommy Chong
Love For Sale
Brand Upon the Brain
Earth: The Biography
Cinderella Liberty
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson


Friday, November 14, 2008

New Movie Titles - Nov. 14

New movies were added this week at Alcuin Library. Check out the list below:

One True Thing
Flight of the Red Balloon
Hana Yori Dango
A Tale of Two Cities
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 1
Love and Honor
The Black Donnellys
Tom Goes to the Mayor
Ice Kings
Mister Foe
The Boys in the Band
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Star Wars: The Clone Wars


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

OED turns 80

2008 marks the 80th anniversary of publication of the Oxford English Dictionary, the premier lexicography of the English language. Work on the OED began in 1857 and took 70 years to complete before the first edition was published in 1928. That first edition took up ten hefty volumes. It featured the work of scores of scholars, including J.R.R. Tolkein who worked on words in the "W" volume in 1919 and 1920. The second edition, published in 1989, required twenty volumes. We have a set in Clemens Library. Now the OED is updated continuously online. Author Simon Winchester told the story of the making of the OED in his wonderful book The Professor and the Madman, available in Alcuin.

Friday, November 07, 2008

E-Mail, TXT or Ask Us!

Did you know you can e-mail or text your questions to a reference librarian? Well you can! Or just type your question in the Ask Us widget on the library's homepage. See our Ask A Librarian page for more information.

But don’t forget, we still like to see your face and help you in person!


New Movie Titles - Nov. 7

Movies titles added this week for Alcuin Library:

White Chicks
Towards Darkness
The Chiefs
Body of War
Vantage Point
Under the Same Moon
In the Time of the Butterflies
Get Smart
When Did You Last See Your Father?
Far North
Almost Heroes
Tuya’s Marriage


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Library Interviews: Gary Brown

The Library has a new addition to its series of interviews about books, writing, and ideas. Our latest podcast is an interview with Prof. Gary Brown, about his new book The Adventures of the Parrot. You can listen to our interview at

The Adventures of the Parrot has two mystery stories solved by an expert in mathematics. In this interview, Prof. Brown reads a short section, and talks about the influences evident in his book.

To subscribe to our series of podcasts, drop this link into the RSS Feeds folder in your Outlook mail: